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Recommended System Requirements

As a student, a computer has become an invaluable tool for your academic career. And with the advances in technology such as wireless connectivity the laptop computer is becoming the computer of choice for many students. When shopping for a computer that will meet your needs, you will need to keep in mind the ways in which a computer will be used to assist you during your time at the University of Evansville. The computer specifications listed below are for a basic pc whose purpose would be in running the standard applications used at UE such as the Microsoft Office programs and Internet access.

Processor: Pentium M 1.7Ghz – May also be marketed as Centrino or Intel Core Solo/Duo.
Memory: 512MB RAM
Hard Drive: 60GB
Network: 10/100 Ethernet NIC (This is usually standard)
Removable Media: CDRW/DVD combo (usually standard)
Removable Storage: USB Flash Disk/Thumb Drive 128MB~256MB
Wireless: 802.11 b/g Wireless Networking Card

If you are considering pursuing a major in Computer Science/Engineering or Graphic Design, you will want to consider a more powerful computer. Vendors will sometimes offer what seems like great deals ($400-$500 range), but these more often than not are insufficient to meet your needs particularly in these areas of study.

Students at UE can take advantage of special pricing and discounts on Dell products through an agreement the Office of Technology Services established. This program also allows for Dell certified technicians in OTS to do any warranty work on student-owned Dell computers. For more information about these discounts please visit the Computer Discounts page.

If you have further questions regarding computer purchases, please contact OTS at 812-488-2077 or send e-mail to help@evansville.edu.

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